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Address: | Victory Gate, Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth PO1 3QX, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9277 8600
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

As you arrive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the stunning sleek, black...

As you arrive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the stunning sleek, black lines of Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured warship, take your breath away.

Warrior, launched in 1860, was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of her day and had a profound effect on naval architecture. Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent. Yet within a few years she was obsolete.

Restored and back at home in Portsmouth, Warrior now serves as a ship museum, monument, visitor attraction, private venue and more. Open all year round, we invite you to experience her for yourself.

Open daily from 10.00am except 24th, 25th & 26th December

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An interesting experience

This is a great old ship to visit, you can easily see what it must have been like to be one of the crew.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Gill H
Ashbourne, United Kingdom

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a great old ship to visit, you can easily see what it must have been like to be one of the crew.

Thank Gill H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We bought the multi - attraction ticket to see everything at Portsmouth docks but spent so much time on the warrior we will have to go back again, it was a lot bigger than I expected with lots of items to see, some of the cabins were kitted out as they would have been at the time and where possible... More 

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Swanmore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to the Historic dockyard a few times in the last year having moved into the area recently. There is so much to see and do! This is the first time we have visited the Warrior. We had plenty of time, which was good because you do need a couple of hours or so to do it justice.... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well laid out and maintained. A walk through history seeing how sailors lived and operated at sea in the past.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The greatest surprise of our visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard was the HMS Warrior. Warrior gets much less attention than the prime restored ships at Portsmouth, but is a national treasure by itself. A mid-19th Century innovation, Warrior featured steam engines in addition to sails; as it was launched, it was the mightiest ship in the world. A magnificent... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were cruising the Solent and berthed overnight in Haslar Marina across the harbour entrance from this famous icon clad warship. ( you can catch the green Gosport ferry across from Gosport to the hard at Portsmouth) Alternatively both the bus and train station are situated next to the Hard. Warrior is on your left by the entrance to Portsmouth's... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A superbly restored ship, giving a wonderful flavour of what life must have been like on board. What a contrast to the Victory nearby. Gone are cramped between decks, the sensation of being trapped in a wooden behemoth. Instead, the ship is light and airy (almost everywhere). The cannon are enormous, real ship killers. Strangely, for such a powerfully armed... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A return visit to HMS Warrior found the vessel undergoing considerable restoration work, but it had no impact on my experience other than to remind me how fragile is the hold on our history and heritage, and of the constant work which this requires. I spent more time exploring here than on HMS Victory, perhaps due being able to roam... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first rifle cannon: washing machines for the crew - what more do you need? Particularly not the brass inlays in the deck on which the rifled cannon were moved.

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Ashford kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This ship has to be seen to be believed. The first Iron battleship, the tour around extremely informative. Work still being carried out on her but did not spoil our visit

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